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Conscious Christmas Shopping: Your Local Gift-Giving Guide

by | Dec 6, 2023

As the festive season approaches, it’s time to think about the joy of gift-giving. But this year, let’s make our celebrations more meaningful by choosing to support our local communities.

This guide is dedicated to those who are not just looking for the perfect gift, but also want to make a positive impact with their holiday shopping. We’ll explore unique and thoughtful ways to support local artisans, small businesses, and eco-friendly initiatives, ensuring that your Christmas shopping aligns not just with the spirit of giving, but also with a deeper commitment to community well-being and sustainability.

1. Eco Oceanhair

Discover the beauty of sustainable hair care with Eco Ocean Haircare 

About the Brand: 

Born from a passion for ocean preservation, this brand offers haircare solutions designed for protection against sun, salt, and chlorine. Their products are made by supporting individuals with mental disabilities and use regenerative, environmentally respectful practices. Ingredients are all-natural, embodying a deep commitment to the planet.

Why we Love this: 

What sets this brand apart is its commitment to the planet and people. The use of certified organic aloe vera juice and all-natural ingredients ensures gentle yet effective care for your hair. They innovate by upcycling metals and rubbers from local Australian bike stores, combined with sustainable bamboo, to create an eco-friendly design. Moreover, their products are reef-safe, containing zinc that won’t harm marine life. Proudly made in Australia, this brand not only cares for your hair but also for the world around us.

Our exclusive discount: 

Enjoy a 25% discount on our entire range using code: victoryxmas25

2. Sensoriam

Sensoriam, a range of natural perfumes, candles, and home fragrances storewide.

About the Brand: 

Sensoriam, a luxury perfumery founded in Australia, is renowned for its commitment to 100% natural perfumes. Co-founders Jessica Kiely, a natural beauty expert, and Emma Scott, a branding pioneer, have curated a unique collection. They travel globally, selecting small-batch perfume creators and steering clear of mainstream, synthetic options. Their approach combines luxury, artisan craftsmanship, and an uncompromising stance on natural ingredients.

Why we Love this: 

Sensoriam stands out for its dedication to natural luxury. Each perfume is an artisanal creation, free from synthetic chemicals and toxins. Far from being limited, their exclusive range is a carefully chosen exploration of scents. It’s a brand that offers more than fragrance; it’s an experience, connecting wearers to a broader, more conscious world.

Our exclusive discount: 

Receive 20% off using the code VICTORYYOGA.  Plus sign up to the Sensoriam newsletter to go in the draw to win a $200 Sensoriam voucher. The winner will be announced at 12 midday on 31.12.23. AEDT.

3. Tonic Alchemy

Energise your vibe with Tonic Alchemy, Aussie-made health shots and sodas bursting with goodness.

About the Brand: 

Tonic Alchemy brings a refreshing twist to wellness with its health shots and functional probiotic sodas. Crafted with the finest local ingredients in Australia, each product is a blend of great taste and good health, all-natural and free from sugar. This brand is for those who seek more than the ordinary, offering delicious health-boosting experiences that delight the senses.

Why we Love this: 

What sets Tonic Alchemy apart is its fusion of nature’s power with modern wellness. It’s not just a health brand; it’s a lifestyle choice for those who believe wellness should be exciting and nourishing. Joining the Tonic Alchemy community means embracing a life where health is as enjoyable as it is essential.

Our exclusive discount: 

Unlock the joy of the season with a 20% discount on our entire range using code: VICTORYYOGA20

4. Aura Mia

Aura Mia: Elevate Your Yoga Practice with Artful Mats and Sustainable Purpose

About the Brand: 

Aura mia combines the art of yoga with a passion for sustainability. Founded by a yoga practitioner and artist, this brand infuses its eco-friendly yoga mats with original art, inspired by nature and meditation. Aura mia not only focuses on environmental consciousness with PVC-free, toxin-free materials but also supports the Wayuu community in Colombia, integrating handmade art into each product.

Why we Love this: 

Aura mia stands out for its commitment to sustainability, artistic expression, and community support. Their yoga mats offer excellent grip for all yoga types, especially hot yoga, and each piece is a testament to mindful, eco-conscious living. Choosing Aura mia means embracing a yoga practice enriched with nature-inspired art and a heart for the planet.

Our exclusive discount: 

Celebrate this Christmas with an exclusive 15% off using code VICTORYYOGA.

5. Tiger Purrr

Tiger Purrr is an authentic chai crafted to activate the power within.

About the Brand: 

Tiger Purrr’s mouth-tinglingly delicious recipe is crafted by award winning chef Mark Jensen from Red Lantern restaurant, famous for its delicious clash of the authentic and the experimental.  All ingredients are 100% pure and natural. The recipe is designed for a sustained released energy and greater wellbeing. And every single product has been shamanically activated to bestow the chai with a positive charge from sip to soul. Tiger Purrr likes to refer to themselves as a healthy energy drink alternative.

The products are all hand crafted, roasted and packed in Sydney Australia.

Why we Love this: 

We adore Tiger Purrr’s chai – crafted by chef Mark Jensen, it’s pure, natural, and offers sustained energy. Handmade in Sydney, shamanically activated, it’s our go-to for a delightful, healthy energy boost. Celebrating one year of joy with this extraordinary brand!

Our exclusive discount: 

Receive 20% off the complete range of Tiger Purrr delicious chai products and gift sets, during all of December. Simply use the code VICTORYYOGA at checkout to receive your discount. Plus sign up to the Tiger Purrr newsletter to go in the draw to win a $150 Tiger Purrr voucher. Winner announced at 12 midday on 31.12.23. AEDT.

6. Canvasmat

Canvasmat – Where art meets earth: eco-friendly yoga solutions

About the Brand: 

Canvasmat blends art, sustainability, and wellness into eco-friendly yoga solutions. Born from Claudia’s journey as a self-taught artist, Canvasmat reflects her commitment to the environment through three core principles: Sustainability, Quality/Functionality, and Design.

Why we Love this: 

Embrace eco-conscious choices with Canvasmat’s yoga mats, towels, and leggings crafted from biodegradable natural tree rubber and recycled plastic bottles. The high-quality materials offer durability and excellent performance, while the artistic designs by Claudia add a personal touch to your yoga practice.

Our exclusive discount: 

Enjoy the holiday with a 15% discount across all Canvasmat products using discount code: VICTORYYOGA15

7. Private AcroYoga Partner Session

Elevate Your AcroYoga Journey with Victory Yoga’s Exclusive Private Sessions

About the Brand: 

Established in 2019 by Valerie, Victory Acroyoga connects individuals through transformative yoga experiences. Our name reflects our commitment to empowering participants, allowing them to carry triumph from our sessions into daily life. Victory Yoga also offers personalized online and inperson AcroYoga sessions, bringing the workshop experience to you. Tailored to fit your schedule and goals, our beginner-friendly private lessons guide you through the basics, promoting progress with patience and playfulness.

Why we Love this: 

Our private sessions cater to both beginners and experienced individuals, providing a fast-track for skill improvement. Students love the personalized approach, fostering quicker progress. Additionally, private sessions create ideal opportunities for building deeper bonds with friends, family, or your partner.

Our exclusive discount: 

Get 20% discount on pre-booked private sessions before year-end. Join Victory Yoga for a unique, empowering, and joyful AcroYoga journey.

10. Mulatto Coffee

Elevate your coffee experience with Mulatto Coffee Roaster – discover the rich blend of excellence and purpose in every sip

About the Brand: 

Meet Juan Botero, the visionary founder behind Mulatto Coffee Roaster. With a decade in the coffee industry, Juan’s mission is to transform the coffee chain from farmers to consumers. Based in Northern Beaches, Sydney, Mulatto Coffee Roaster is more than just great coffee; it’s a commitment to sustainability, transparency, and positive change.

Why we Love this: 

Mulatto Coffee Roaster stands out not only for its exceptional coffee but also for its dedication to customers. Focused on transparency and sustainability, every cup contributes to a global movement for ethical sourcing and improving lives throughout the coffee chain.

Our exclusive discount: 

Get a 10% discount on our products at Mulatto

Enjoy our delicious coffee or if caffeine is not your choice of beverage come to see our delicious and unique non caffeinated drinks (matcha, beetroot and turmeric lattes, as well as the cold press juices) and accompanying with a healthy treat or a fulfilling bit naughtier pastries.

Discount code: VICTORYYOGA . Click the code to apply the discount automatically.

By choosing to shop locally and mindfully, we’re not just ticking off items on a gift list; we’re participating in a meaningful movement that nurtures local economies, celebrates artisanal craftsmanship, and champions sustainable practices. 

This Christmas, let’s continue to spread joy in ways that resonate with our values and contribute to the world we wish to see. Remember, every purchase is an opportunity to make a positive impact, no matter how small. 

Happy conscious shopping and a very merry, thoughtful Christmas to all!